U.S. – ‘Frustrated and fearful’: Maintenance union calls on Amtrak to test employees for COVID-19

By Patricia Madej, The Philadelphia Inquirer; June 23, 2020 The union representing thousands of railroad maintenance and construction workers wants…

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Canada: Latest VIA Rail Update In Response To COVID-19

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; March 15, 2020: MONTRÉAL, March 15, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ – To support the ongoing…

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New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority offers employees 4 hours of pay to not vote during work

By David Meyer, New York Post; November 4, 2019 At the MTA, it pays vote early. The transit agency offered…

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Long Island Rail Road president offers employees unexpected overtime incentive

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; June 25, 2019 The Long Island Rail Road offered some of its union workers overtime pay…

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Frank Wilner Opinion: Beware the operating ratio trap

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; February 11, 2019 Watching Washington, February 2019: Sizzle sells…

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Railroad Retirement Board lax on collecting restitution from fraud by Long Island Railroad employees

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; October 28, 2018 The federal agency at the center of the LIRR disability scandal that…

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The Daily CSX – CSX: A mighty fine line, but …

By Frank N. Wilner, Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; February 5, 2018 CSX is a mighty fine line, with an…

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